Head of Compliance, UK

Gemini

Gemini

Legal
London, UK
Posted on Thursday, February 29, 2024

About the Company

Gemini is a global crypto and Web3 platform founded by Tyler Winklevoss and Cameron Winklevoss in 2014. Gemini offers a wide range of crypto products and services for individuals and institutions in over 70 countries.

Crypto is about giving you greater choice, independence, and opportunity. We are here to help you on your journey. We build crypto products that are simple, elegant, and secure. Whether you are an individual or an institution, we help you buy, sell, and store your bitcoin and cryptocurrency.

At Gemini, our mission is to unlock the next era of financial, creative, and personal freedom.

In London, we have a remote work policy.

The Department: Compliance

Compliance at Gemini is a team dedicated to managing the next generation of financial crime prevention in a complex and evolving regulatory environment. We are a diverse group of technology, legal, and operational professionals who develop new approaches to solving classic problems using cutting edge tools and processes.

The Role: Head of Compliance, UK

Gemini is looking to hire a Compliance leader for the UK. This individual will be tasked with building proactive relationships with the FCA and future-proofing Gemini’s UK business to commercial and regulatory developments. They will work closely with other stakeholders locally and globally, charting the course for compliance operations in the UK market to ensure our compliance practices and jurisdictional prudence is aligned with our overall company objectives.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee Gemini’s UK compliance programme
  • Maintain a strong working knowledge of the regulatory requirements and ensure any developments and changes are incorporated into procedures and practices as appropriate
  • Liaise with the FCA, maintaining an effective and open relationship with the regulator and managing all regulatory inquiries and reviews, including reporting and notification matters, in collaboration with Gemini’s UK leadership
  • Track new or revised regulations and implement internal procedures and processes to ensure compliance for the commercial activities of Gemini
  • Provide regulatory training to relevant staff on regulatory and legislative requirements and the maintenance of training records
  • Review, assess and enhance compliance policies and procedures and the compliance monitoring programme to reflect regulatory developments and best practices
  • Timely and proactively escalate issues resulting from compliance monitoring, resolution tracking and management/board reporting
  • Ensure maintenance of accurate records and details to prepare effective management and board reports
  • Proactively cooperate with other functions and key stakeholders to ensure that company objectives are achieved, even when these lie outside usual areas of responsibility
  • Review technical publications, articles, and abstracts to stay abreast of technical developments in the industry and monitor evolving developments to continually update and improve regulatory processes and frameworks in the region

Qualifications:

  • Prior compliance experience in an executive capacity for a UK regulated entity with a minimum of 12+ years compliance experience in technology platforms such as e-commerce, payment
    services, wider financial services, credit cards or global transaction services and exchanges
  • Proven experience gained within a relevant, regulated financial services organization and a strong understanding of relevant products and services, including current knowledge of their
    regulatory requirements
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and relationship building abilities
  • The experience, confidence and stature to make a strong impact at all levels of the organization as well as to liaise effectively and proactively with regulators
  • A tech-savvy, curious and innovative professional and team player with the proven ability to develop and run an effective compliance program in an energetic, pragmatic, flexible and professional manner
  • A proven track record of successfully advising, influencing and representing an international company with complex regulatory and legal matters; legal background is a plus
  • Ability to proactively analyse relevant business drivers and strategies with senior management and colleagues to put in place appropriate processes and controls

It Pays to Work Here

We take a holistic approach to compensation at Gemini, which includes:

  • Competitive Compensation and Profit-Sharing Equity
  • Up to 25 paid holidays (in addition to public/bank holidays)
  • Retirement Plan Matching
  • Generous Parental leave
  • Comprehensive health plans
  • Training and professional development

At Gemini, we strive to build diverse teams that reflect the people we want to empower through our products, and we are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. Equal Opportunity is the Law, and Gemini is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. If you have a specific need that requires accommodation, please let a member of the People Team know.

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